The Bachelor of Arts in History at St. Edward’s University allows students to examine people and places in the past to understand the complex interplay of culture, ideas, and everyday life. You will gain a deeper understanding of the human condition and prepare for a variety of careers, ranging from researcher, to archivist, to museum curator, to lawyer, government service, teacher, or private industry. History students learn how to understand people who are different from them. In this program, you will study the impact of people, ideas, and events on communities and the evolution of societies. Students analyze issues facing the U.S. and global community to make sense of complex situations.
Earning a History degree at St. Edward’s means you will actively do the work of a historian and have many opportunities to develop these skills and share your work.
To prepare for future research and presentation opportunities, you will complete multiple written research requirements. Students have the chance to present their findings at professional conferences, such as the World History Association of Texas, Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society, or St. Edward's University Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression. St. Edward's University alumni are among the proud recipients of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship and McNair Fellowship in the past.
Students in the History program have the opportunity to attend the annual Phi Alpha Theta conference associated with the World History Association of Texas annual meeting.
This year's conference will be held at St. Edward's on Saturday, March 5.
Our faculty are committed to helping students learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom. We provide our students with a wealth of knowledge and are committed to continued research.
"I enjoy enriching the minds and lives of my students. History increases their awareness of current events and elicits more critical responses to them. The skills they develop enable them to achieve success not only in other courses but in their careers." - Daniel P. Glenn, PhD, Assistant Professor
Students who wish to broaden their knowledge of history are encouraged to pursue a minor in History. To get a History minor, students must complete 18 total hours of coursework.